Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WVPR 89.5 Work Is Almost Complete

Work continues this week on our WVPR 89.5 transmitter on Mt. Ascutney. The antenna sustained some significant damage earlier this year due to falling ice. In order to repair it, we needed to have the entire antenna assembly removed from the tower and sent back to the manufacturer (in Maine) to be repaired.

Today and tomorrow, weather-permitting, engineers will be climbing the tower to take down the backup antenna we've been broadcasting on and installing the repaired (and structurally reinforced) antenna. As a result, WVPR 89.5 and WNCH 88.1 will be off the air or at low power during the work to ensure the safety of our engineers.

Once the antenna is installed, reception should return to normal without further interruptions. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we address these complicated and unexpected technical challenges, and we will keep you posted if anything changes.

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